Morningside Dogwood Trail

Just minutes from downtown, this Dogwood Trail begins at Morningside Park which features an 18-hole disc golf course, gently rolling terrain, large shade trees, and plenty of open space and play areas. Morningside Greenway bisects the park connecting to n

Morningside Dogwood Trail

Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, United States

Created By: Dogwood Arts

Tour Information


Dogwood Trails East

2.5 Miles | Trail begins at 1601 Dandridge Avenue (37914)

Just minutes from downtown, this Dogwood Trail features Morningside Park with gently rolling hills, large shade trees, and lots of open play space. While at the park, visit the 13-foot bronze statue of author and Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley. Follow the pink lines thru the neighborhood and stop by the historic Mabry-Hazen House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Italiante-style house built in 1858 showcases over 2,000 original artifacts and is home to an 8-acre site and arboretum which features one of the largest old-grove of dogwoods in the area.

Just down the street is The Beck Cultural Exchange Center, a non-profit organization established in 1975 as a result of Knoxville’s Urban Renewal projects. Beck is the storehouse of African American history and culture and is designated by the state as a primary repository of black history and culture in East Tennessee.

The trail continues on to the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, a 47-acre property that was home to the former Howell Nurseries and features walking trails, display gardens, a Secret Garden, over two miles of historic stone walls, and timeless buildings. Be sure to visit the Dogwood Nature Trail with 20 cultivars of native Cornus florida and dozens of other dogwood varieties.

Open Gardens and Camera Sites

The open gardens and camera sites listed are only open April 1-30. Please visit only when yard signs are displayed.

Camera Site: Available for photos; please do not enter the gardens.

Open Gardens: Open for a self guided tour daily form 10am-6pm.

About Dogwood Arts

Dogwood Arts has a 65-year history of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in East Tennessee. With the financial support of corporate sponsors, grant funding, local government investment, and private donors, we produce 20 year-round events and programs that help make Knoxville a great place to live, work, and play.

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1711 Dandridge Avenue, 37915 Overlooking downtown and the Smoky Mountains, this historic site preserves an 1858 Italianate house and one of the largest original family collections in the United States. Mabry’s Hill features over 34 viewab... Read more
2743 Wimpole Avenue, 37914 Hours: Daylight Over 2 miles of historic stone walls line the 47-acre property; impressive plant specimens of many varieties; 1.2-mile walking loop; community and children’s vegetable gardens. Dogwood Nature Tra... Read more
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